Former head of MI5 to speak at RSA Conference in Abu Dhabi

Former head of MI5 to speak at RSA Conference in Abu Dhabi

The program of speakers for the third RSA Conference Abu Dhabi next month has been announced. Taking place from November 7-8 at the Emirates Palace, the event will see regional and global experts discuss topics including cybercrime, security strategy, infrastructure and operations, blockchain, AI, cloud, IoT & ransomware.

Headline speakers include the former director general of the UK’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, Zulfikar Ramzan, Ph.D., chief technology officer, RSA, will present a session titled The Ripple Effect aimed at shifting the perception of cybersecurity being a technology problem to a business issue.

Mark Butler, chief information security officer, Qualys, Inc. looks to tackle Digital Transformation and the New Role CISOs Need to Play, which is set to become an increasingly pressing topic as enterprises in the region race towards the new era of digitisation.
Rabih Dabboussi, senior vice president, DarkMatter, expects to Define the True North of Cyber Resilience in a Digital Age, as security challenges reach an unprecedented level.Tom Goodman, director, International Cyber Business, Raytheon, delves into what’s required to Cyber-Protect Critical Infrastructure, using power utilities and the aviation ecosystem as two main examples.

Laith Alkhouri, co-founder, director of Advanced Solutions, Flashpoint, will cover Why Security Leaders Should Be Aware of Terrorist Threats, as synergy between physical security and cybersecurity teams becomes crucial to mitigating the hybrid risk posed by such attacks.
Amit Yoran, chairman and chief executive officer, Tenable, Inc., explores The Three Critical Cyber-Questions Everyone Wants Answered Now, involving cyber-exposure, a modern discipline for managing and measuring the modern attack surface to understand and reduce cyber-risk.

“The battle between security professionals and criminals is commonly referred to as a cat and mouse game. Enterprises need to leverage every tool at their disposal to gain an advantage against criminals, who continue to perpetrate threats at a high rate. By bringing together the industries creme de la crème at RSA Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi, we create the ideal platform for the power of opportunity to be realized, therefore equipping individuals with the right knowledge, to better defend their business assets,” said Linda Gray Martin, general manager RSA Conferences.

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